Daily Tele readers in conversation with Andrew Bartlett. The outgoing Senator live blogged and debated with Tele readers on the legislation he put forward for a compensation system for the Stolen Generations, which was tabled yesterday. He posted some details and links on his blog. — Daily Telegraph

Dancing towards Middle East destruction. An Israeli TV ad shows an actor portraying Mahmoud Ahmadinejad threatening Israel with imminent nuclear destruction. A cast of hundreds then implores Ahmadinejad, through a rather catchy song and dance routine, to delay the day of destruction until after their favourite new TV show has aired. I don’t understand a word of the ad, but it’s entertaining nonetheless. — The Interpreter

Children don’t need a mortgage to leave home. We have long been told that young adults cannot afford to leave home because of house prices. Now we are told they can’t leave because of mortgage problems. But since when did twenty-somethings need a mortgage on a nice apartment before flying the nest? — Times Online

Japan’s latest fads. Strange as some of them may be, the products and trends coming out of Japan could reshape the world. It’s hard to tell which ideas will catch on elsewhere and which ones you have to be Japanese to love. — Ad Age

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